10 Artistic and Cultural Museums in Bali
Nowadays, the museum is one of the top destinations for everyone and everywhere they go. In a museum, you can see a lot of beautiful paintings, arts, historical objects, and understand the background of the museum itself. It is quite intriguing because you can enjoy the fine arts while adding some knowledge at the same time. If you are staying or have a holiday in Bali, visiting a museum could be one of your lists because the museums in Bali are great. So, these are the museum recommendations for you that are located in Bali.
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1. Bali Museum
The first museum that you should visit while staying in Bali is Bali Museum. You can see a lot of fascinating things and enjoy them inside. There are 3 area divisions in Bali Museum, the outer courtyard, the central patio, and the inner yard. Each of them has different buildings and functions. The collections that you can enjoy here are Balinese art goods, a stone coffin, ancient manuscripts which concern the temples in Bali, wayang kulit painting, agricultural equipment, weapons, prehistoric objects, and many more.
Entry ticket: Start from IDR 25,000/person
Address: Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232
Opening hours: 8 AM – 4 PM, 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM only on Friday
Contact: +62 361 222680
2. Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
ARMA is one of the art museums that is located in Ubud. Every day in ARMA there is a permanent exhibition of paintings by Balinese, Indonesian, and foreign artists including the collection of the ARMA foundation themselves. The collection that you will see here are the traditional, contemporary, classical Kamasan painting on tree bark, masterpieces by Batuan artists. Not only about the paintings, but you can also enjoy the performing arts here such as theatre performance, dance, music, painting classes, bookshop, library, cultural workshops, conference, seminar, and many more.
Entry ticket: IDR 50,000/person
Address: Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Bali Indonesia
Opening hours: Not listed
Contact: +62 361 976659
3. Neka Art Museum
Another art museum that has a collection of fine art and natural beauty, people, and culture of Bali is Neka Art Museum. You can enjoy the collections of works from many famous Balinese artists and ex-pats here. There are some exhibitions that Neka has such as Maladjustment, Arus, Sudra Sutra, Batuan Painting, Titi Wangsa, Becoming, and From Painting to Keris.
Entry ticket: IDR 75.000/person
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan Campuhan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Opening hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Contact: +62 361 975074
4. The Blanco Renaissance Museum
Based on Don Antonio Blanco’s name, you can find a lot of things about him in this museum. He is a famous painter of Spanish and American descent. So, you can also find Blanco’s paintings here. The visitor can see the delicate flower and palm leaf in the courtyard. There are also several Blanco lithographs and books about Antonio Blanco on sale at the museum.
Entry ticket: IDR 50,000/person
Address: Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Opening hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Contact: +62 361 975502
5. Puri Lukisan Museum
Puri Lukisan is a high quality art museum in Bali. There are a lot of collections and exhibitions that you can enjoy here. Besides that, you can attend several workshops like traditional and classical painting, gamelan, flute playing, batik, mask painting, shadow puppet, Balinese dance, basketry, and woodcarving. Those workshops might have an additional charge.
Entry ticket: IDR 75,000/person
Address: Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Opening hours: 12 AM – 6 PM and 9 PM – 12 AM
Contact: +62 361 971159
6. Pasifika Bali Museum
Museum Pasifika has around 12,000 square meters of land and it includes 8 pavilions and 11 exhibition rooms. The collections here are over 600 artworks of 200 artists from 25 countries that are permanently exhibited that offer unique-blend of Asia-Pacific Premier Art with Western and Asian fine arts.
Entry ticket: IDR 74,000/person
Address: Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Opening hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
Contact: +62 361 774935
7. Le Mayeur Museum
Another painting art museum that you can find in Bali is Le Mayeur Museum. You can find 88 paintings here and divide them into several types of paintings. The media that the artist used to paint the paintings are canvas, hardboard, triplex, or paper. The most famous painting that you can see here is Pollok.
Entry ticket: Start from IDR 2,000/person (varies)
Address: Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur Kaja, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali
Opening hours: 8 AM – 3.30 PM, and 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM only on Friday
Contact: +62 361 286201
8. Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets
Are you bored of the paintings at the art museum in Bali? Well, you can visit Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets because it is a place with various kinds of masks and puppets from different regions in Indonesia and all around the world. The collections here are more than 1300 masks and 5700 puppets. Here, you can enjoy the facilities such as conference hall, tropical garden, exhibition rooms, performance buildings, Balinese house, theater, and a coffee shop if you need to sip a coffee after the exhibitions.
Entry ticket: Donations are appreciated
Address: Jalan Tegal Bingin, Mas, Ubud, Kemenuh, Gianyar, Bali 80582
Opening hours: 8 AM – 4 PM
Contact: +62 361 8987493
9. Njana Tilem Museum
If you like a statue then Njana Tilem Museum is the best choice for you. They have a lot of statues inside the museum and some unique statues. While you enjoy the statues, you can have a greenish yard view which has a lot of big trees and a pool with lotus flowers in it. The vibes are quite interesting because you can also listen to the music while it is played in the yard.
Entry ticket: IDR 80,000/person
Address: Jl. Raya Mas No.162, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Opening hours: 10 AM – 5 PM (closed on Monday)
Contact: +62 361 980707
10. Bajra Sandhi
Bajra Sandhi Museum is also called a monument that represents the struggles of Balinese people with a touch of Hindunese philosophy in Bali. This monument has 13,8 hectares with 4,900 square meters of land. The Hindunese elements that are inside the museum are Guci Amertha, Ekor Naga Basuki, Badan Bedawang Akupa, Mendara Giri, and a pool surrounding the monument. For those of you who are curious about Bali’s historical events, you should visit Bajra Sandhi for sure.
Entry ticket: Start from IDR 2,000
Address: Jl. Raya Puputan No.142, Panjer, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234
Opening hours: 8 AM – 6 PM on Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday
Contact: +62 361 264517
There you have it! From those museum recommendations, have you ever visited one of them? Which museum makes you curious and interested?
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